Steven Smith, Pharm.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association. The Fellowship recognizes Smith’s outstanding and sustained contributions in hypertension and cardiovascular diseases as well as his volunteer leadership and service.
Smith joined the faculty in the UF College of Pharmacy in 2014. His research focuses on cardiovascular pharmacotherapy and hypertension and is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He has secured $1.7 million in grant funding during his career and published nearly 120 research articles.
Smith has contributed his expertise in several national leadership roles, including service on the Examination Committee for the Certified Hypertension Clinician track in the American Society of Hypertension Specialist Program. He was the first pharmacist appointed to the Board of Directors for the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control and participated in several initiatives through the American Heart Association Hypertension Council. He is also a founding member of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Hypertension Control Roundtable.